European Community Foundation Initiative: Publication of the Peer-evaluation Report

22.07.2022 The Făgăraș Research Institute led a field-driven evaluation of the European Community Foundations Initiative (ECFI). The analysis and insights will play an important role in shaping ECFI beyond 2022 and has opened an interesting opportunity for community foundations (CF) practitioners to further connect to and reflect on ECFI’s work....

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Launching conference of the project “Developing the capacity of NGOs in Țara Făgărașului”

11.02.2022 We work together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. We ended last year with news about a project that we have been thinking about for a long time and which aims at developing the capacity of NGOs in Țara Făgărașului. We want to contribute together to the development...

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FRI at the 14th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum

12.10.2021 The Black Sea NGO Forum 2021 edition, held in an online format, focused on raising awareness about civil society challenges during the pandemic and on identifying opportunities for further cooperation among civil society organizations at the Black Sea (please see the agenda here). FRI Executive Director, Stefan Cibian, Ph.D.,...

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MOCI Balkans: Building resilient communities and civil society organizations in the Balkans

09.06.2021 FRI joined a newly-established civil society network in the Balkans that brings together various types of innovation-focused organizations from the region: MOCI – Mobile Open Culture and Innovation Hub. MOCI Hub sees value in strengthening the communities from the Balkans through supporting increased capacity among civic leaders and civil...

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Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – article

18.03.2021 Our colleague Stefan Cibian, co-authored an article on COVID-19 impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  “Global crises caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, since early 2020, can compromise the world commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The article discusses critical aspects of the global pandemic for...

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Migration, media, and the pandemic

09.03.2021 In her article, Migrations, media, and the pandemic, Majlinda Aliu from Ekonomiks focuses on how the media impacted the perception of the pandemic and its influence on migration and migration policies. The article is published by  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropea. In Majlinda’s words “In recent years, migrations have...

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Transformative leadership for successful crisis management and effective multilateralism – Workshop

“Together for Europe’s Recovery” – is not only the motto of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union but also the overall motto of the first module of the 21st European Diplomatic Programme 2020/21, a training programme organised annually by the European External Action Service and the European...

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Book Launch – The Demographic Dividend and the Power of Youth

27.01.2021 Edited by Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) Members Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Elsa Marie D’Silva and Sonja Peteranderl, and including essays by several other GDL members, including Elizabeth Maloba, FRI Associate Fellow and Stefan Cibian, Ph.D, FRI Research Fellow. The compendium puts forward good practices of how governments can effectively manage...

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Presentation of Effendi Villa, Mineralito & @HomeinFagaras

19.12.2020 On the 19th of December, we concluded the series of presentations as part of the project “Community spaces and their role during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Three community spaces presented the way they work in these pandemic times – Effendi Villa from Georgia, Mineralito from Mexico, and @HomeinFagaras...

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